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  • Microsoft Security Essentials struggles in antivirus tests

    Microsoft's popular free antivirus program Security Essentials has put in a mediocre showing in the latest quarterly tests from German test outfit, finishing second bottom out of 22 products.

    Written by John E Dunn05 May 11 03:22
  • Fortinet unhappy with tests showing firewall flaw

    Security vendor Fortinet has hit back against tests by NSS Labs that showed one of its high-end firewalls along with products from other vendors could be hacked using a 'TCP split handshake attack'.

    Written by John E Dunn14 April 11 01:19
  • Google, MYOB getting Aussie business online for free

    Google and MYOB have teamed up to launch a new service designed to help local businesses get online with a free website, domain name and $75 worth of advertising credits.

    Written by Rodney Gedda01 March 11 11:35
  • Google to use Return Path anti-phishing system

    Google has joined Yahoo, software site Tucows and filtering firm Cloudmark in signing up to use Return Path's now formally launched Domain Assurance service which the company claims will turn the screw on phishing and brand-hijacking spam.

    Written by John E Dunn26 Feb. 11 05:29
  • DrayTek's best-selling 2820 router gets SME overhaul

    DrayTek has overhauled its best-selling 2820 series 'pro' broadband modem-routers, adding a raft of features designed to make the product more appealing to SMEs.

    Written by John E Dunn22 Feb. 11 04:15
  • LogMeIn shows Android remote control app

    LogMeIn has added Android support to the latest version of its Rescue remote control software, the latest sign that developers are trying hard to make the platform a more rounded prospect for the business sector.

    Written by John E Dunn18 Feb. 11 05:15
  • iPhone app shows data centre DDoS alerts

    Customers of data centre provider ControlCircle are being offered a free smartphone app that can alert them to serious issues such as ongoing DDoS attacks in real time.

    Written by John E Dunn09 Feb. 11 02:34
  • Accounting software guide

    Choosing new accounting software can be a daunting task. CFO World's guide to which small business accounting software you should buy aims to help you in the early stages of the buying process. It includes descriptions of the various types of accounting software out there, including packaged and online or SaaS versions and provides an overview of the Australian small business accounting software market.

    Written by Morris Kaplan09 Feb. 11 09:38
  • VMware seeks to make cloud provision easy for SMEs

    Vmware is set to address the problem that many SMEs find when it come to using cloud services - the lack of expertise in-house. At its VMworld Europe conference, the company is releasing the beta of a service called Go Pro, which will enable customers who are unused tp server virtualisation by simplifying connections to the clouds.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter13 Oct. 10 03:09
  • Outsourced apps a security minefield, study finds

    Outsourced software is a hotspot for the sort of hidden security problems that leave applications vulnerable, an analysis by code testing outfit Veracode has warned.

    Written by John E Dunn23 Sept. 10 03:33
  • Salmat develops SME solution

    Salmat has shared insights into the company’s move to the SME market, saying marketing across a number of different IT platforms has been the key to the company’s success.

    Written by Lisa Banks17 Sept. 10 11:09
  • Visual Networks introduces monitoring software for SMEs

    Visual Network Systems has released VPM Xpress, a cut-down version of its network monitoring of its VPM product. The tool combines data from a variety of sources into a single view enabling enterprises to isolate and repair problems at an earlier stage.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter16 Sept. 10 03:07
  • Facebook poses security risk at work, study finds

    A third of US SMEs claim to have experienced malware or virus infection as a result of staff using social media websites, Panda Security's first Social Media Risk Index survey has found.

    Written by John E Dunn16 Sept. 10 02:58